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James A. Simon, MD, Lucy D. Treene, MS, PA-C and Carol J. Mack, MPH, PA-C work closely with women in the Washington, D.C. area, treating and managing health issues ranging from routine gynecological exams to infertility, vulvar pain, sexual dysfunction, menopause, osteoporosis and more.

Dr. Simon is a renowned expert in gynecological and sexual health, leading clinical research studies that have brought innovative approaches to medicine. A hands on, caring and experienced physician, James A. Simon, MD, offers extensive knowledge and a passion for exceptional healthcare to help women live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Lucy D. Treene, MS, PA-C and Carol J. Mack, MPH, PA-C have worked alongside Dr. Simon for 16 and 13 years, respectively. Lucy specializes in vulvar and sexual pain, one of the few such experienced practitioners in the area. She offers common sense solutions and medications to provide relief for women. Carol offers her expertise to women struggling with infertility. Her deep understanding of the area and supportive personality helps couples navigate the most complicated infertility plan. Carol also makes use of her MPH (master's degree in public health), serving as a liaison and sub-investigator for the many clinical research trials ongoing at James A. Simon, MD, PC.

Clinical Research

James A. Simon, MD, is leading clinical research to help advance healthcare for women. Current clinical research trials include:

Each study provides free evaluation, examinations, diagnostic tests and study medication. study participants also receive reasonable compensation for their time and trouble. To learn more about these studies or to enroll, please click on the links above or contact Alisha Lutat or Carol Mack, MPH, PA-C at 202-293-1000.

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Simon Says

When Sex Hurts: Is Vulvar Vestibulitis to Blame?

Women who experience significant pain during sex may be suffering from vulvar vestibulitis, a type of vulvodynia. Vulvar vestibulitis is an inflammation of the vaginal vestibule, or the entrance to the vagina. Any type of pressure, whether it’s from penetration, inserting a tampon or even crossing your legs, could cause severe pain. Burning, stinging or Continue Reading

The facts about secondary infertility

Every women that I talk to who is dealing with infertility is surprised to discover becoming pregnant may not be as easy as they expected. Some of my most surprised patients are those who already have a baby – and didn’t need fertility treatments the first time around. They’re dealing with secondary infertility. And it Continue Reading

Trying to conceive? Avoid personal lubricants.

I always tell women who are trying to become pregnant to have some fun. But one thing many couples reach for off the bedside table to increase pleasure may actually lower your chance of conceiving – personal lubricants.  A recent study found that some common lubricants found in stores may actually harm sperm and reduce Continue Reading

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